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The Effect of Music

Music can play one hell of a role in our lives. It conveys feelings. It helps us to relax, rock out, and inspires ideas. I have a vast expanse of songs in my iTunes playlist, each having its own level of inspiration. I find that every time I play music, I have an increased level of concentration on whatever I’m doing. This can be anything from driving to doing homework. More than that, I imagine colors and patterns when listening to a song. It helps me a lot when it comes to design project ideas. Sounds weird, but this is how my brain functions: I see certain colors according to a specific song key. I know we’re not music majors, but I find this worthwhile to share. For instance, when listening to a song in D flat major, I think of a multitude of blue shades. A higher note makes me picture light blue, and a lower note makes me picture dark blue. Psychologically, blue has a calming effect on the mind. This explains why my concentration and creativity are higher when listening to songs in D flat major.

D flat major key signature



  1. James Quigley wrote:

    Fascinating. Chromesthesia is wild stuff.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Emily Krause wrote:

    There are seven colors in a rainbow and seven notes in a musical scale. What your talking about here is the law of vibration. If a frequency is vibrating fast enough it is emitted as a color of light.

    Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm | Permalink